atop

[uh-top]
adjective, adverb
1.
on or at the top.
preposition
2.
on the top of: atop the flagpole.

Origin:
1650–60; a-1 + top1

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atop (əˈtɒp)
 
adv
1.  on top; at the top
 
prep
2.  on top of; at the top of

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Word Origin & History

atop
1650s, from a- (1) + top. Two words or hyphenated at first; not fully established as one word till late 19c.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Example sentences
To create your own instant workspace anywhere, put a flat birch hollow-core
  door atop two adjustable sawhorses.
Sitting atop the narrow shelf above the sink, imperfect teacups make good
  holders for air plants.
Center the large pot atop the steel mesh and slide it down the tubing until it
  sits firmly on the mesh.
Current reality does appear to perch humans atop a planetary food chain.
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